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‘Towards authoritarianism..’: India downgraded from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’ in new Freedom House report

India fell four points in the new freedom report released by the US-based think tank Freedom House. The watchdog has demoted India from “free” to “partly free”. “Indians’ political rights and civil liberties have been eroding since Narendra Modi became prime minister… Continue Reading →

SC -Voicing dissent against govt does not amount to sedition, petitioners ined ₹ 50,000

The petitioner, said the Supreme Court, failed to substantiate his allegation that Farooq Abdullah had sought the help of China and Pakistan against India on Article 370 The Supreme Court dismissed the petition against Farooq Abdullah New Delhi:  March 3,… Continue Reading →

Sonepat court grants bail to labour activist Shiv Kumar in two cases

Shiv Kumar. Sonepat, March 3 Labour activist Shiv Kumar, an associate of Nodeep Kaur, on Wednesday got bail in two cases from a local court. Kumar, president of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, was arrested a few days after the arrest of… Continue Reading →

Toolkit Case – Activist Shubham Chandhuri gets transit anticipatory bail from Bombay HC

In his plea, the activist had cited the protection from arrest granted to co-accused Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Mulud, along with the bail granted to Disha Ravi. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday gave transit anticipatory bail to Goa-based activist Shubham… Continue Reading →

Gujarat: Dalit RTI Activist Hacked to Death to death at home in Bhavnagar

Posted On March 3, 2021 Boricha, who had complained against the Kshatriyas for usurping his land, had to move court because the police didn’t file an FIR. The assailants killed him with spear and sword, inside his house. KEY HIGHLIGHTS… Continue Reading →

CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde Must Step Down Now for Asking Rapist to Marry Victim, and Condoning Marital Rape

Just days before International Women’s Day, 4000+ eminent and concerned citizens, women’s rights and progressive groups raise a strong collective voice:*  Deeply distressed by the regressive statements of the CJI asking a rapist to marry the victim and condoning marital… Continue Reading →

Bihar- Over Dozen Youth, Students Injured During Protest Demanding Jobs

The protesting youth wanted the 19 lakh permanent jobs as promised by the NDA during the campaign for Bihar assembly polls last year.Mohd. Imran Khan 01 Mar 2021 Patna: More than a dozen youths and students belonging to a Left party… Continue Reading →

Comments made by the Chief Justice are an Affront to the Dignity of Women

By- Maitreyi Krishnan, Convenor ALL INDIA LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE “A fortiori, the duty of the State, therefore, is to provide a safe environment, at all times, for women, who constitute half the nation’s population; and failure in discharging this… Continue Reading →

Christians – Hate machinery’s new target

By Shashi Tharoor  During the unpleasantness surrounding the arrest of 22-year-old activist Disha Ravi, the most unsavoury of the many disagreeable elements in the controversy was the attempt of hindutva social media warriors to disparage her by claiming she is… Continue Reading →

Farmer Ranjit Singh languishes in jail despite videos contradicting FIR

There are questions about the manner in which Ranjit Singh, 22, was arrested and the case registered against him. On January 30, an image of a young man’s face being crushed by Delhi police boots went viral on social media…. Continue Reading →

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